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Graduate – Associate Product Owner

We're looking for a graduate to help plan, deliver and track the performance of our digital products. Learn more and apply now.

Job description

Job title: Graduate – Associate Product Owner
Team: Product Team
Location: Any Scottish Enterprise Hub within Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh & Aberdeen (with home working options)
Salary: £31,115
Hours: Full time (35 hours a week) with flexible working considered
Status: Permanent
Closing date: 08/05/2024
Job ref no: R00499

Be part of building Scotland's future

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national and international economic development agency. We work to transform the Scottish economy by helping businesses to innovate and scale. Our work is critical to the Scottish Government’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation (NSET) and its goals of creating high-value jobs, boosting productivity, and growing national wealth.

Watch a video from our CEO on YouTubeopens in a new window to find out what makes Scottish Enterprise a unique place to work. 

The opportunity

Join Scottish Enterprise’s Graduate Development Programme and discover a role in which you can make a difference to Scotland’s economy.

You’ll join the team that helps to steer the evolution of Scottish Enterprise’s digital products: the ‘shopfront’ to the services we provide to businesses. These include websites like,, and

There’s also a large and comprehensive Customer Relationship Management system, plus a brand-new Customer Platform.

The role

As a product owner, you’ll work to understand both the needs of our users and the services we offer. This will give you a clear vision and plan for developing one or more of our products.

You’ll work alongside the cross-functional digital specialist team that creates our products, as well as a Service Delivery Manager who makes sure services are delivered effectively. You’ll also track the performance of the products you work on and suggest iterative improvements.

With product ownership typically a senior role, this is a great opportunity to fast track your skills and learn from experienced Product Owners. It’s also an ideal introduction to the collaborative way digital products are co-developed by Product Owners, plus a chance to put the skills you learned at university (no matter what subject you studied) into practical, real-world use.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Owning one of our digital products, with responsibility for its vision, roadmap, metrics and the prioritisation of work in its backlog
  • Working with the product’s customers to understand their needs so these can be translated into features and other future developments
  • Working with specific business areas within our organisation – such as our Grants, Marketing or Customer Engagement teams – to ensure the product also meets their needs

Who we're looking for

You’ll be an enthusiastic graduate aiming to take on an Associate Product Owner role at the end of this two-year programme. We’ll help you work towards that goal by equipping you with any skills you don’t already have.

For now, we’ll expect you to bring us the following skills, experience, traits and strengths:

  • You enjoy working with people, understanding their needs and turning these into requirements
  • You like researching problems, exploring solutions and giving reasons for your decisions
  • You take a structured approach to progressing through work and making recommendations
  • You’re a skilled team player who understands your own and others’ strengths and weaknesses
  • You believe in getting the best from everyone, ensuring diversity of thought informs solutions
  • You appreciate design and understand how it can complement or hinder a service or product

What we offer

If successful, you'll gain access to the following benefits: 

  • Membership of the Scottish Enterprise Pension and Life Assurance Scheme – a pension based on your final pensionable salary, flexible retirement options and generous life assurance cover
  • Up to 43 annual leave days a year (including public holidays), with the opportunity to buy additional holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A health cash plan
  • Our Employee Retail Benefits Scheme
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

Life at Scottish Enterprise

As one of Scotland’s Top 10 Flexible Employers, we pride ourselves on empowering our colleagues to work when and where they can best deliver their role in support of our corporate plan. 

Learn more about working with us 

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete your application form by 8 May 2024.

Assessment Centres will be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh between 11 and 14 June 2024, with a start date of September 2024.

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process but throughout employment with us.

We have the following networks which are open to all colleagues to help drive inclusion, Disability Positive, Gender Balanced, Multi-cultural, Multi-Generational and Pride (LGBTQ+).

Apply now to build your future with us.

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